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Food Frontier focuses on the Asia Pacific region, primarily Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. If you are interested in engaging with the plant-based or cell-based meat arena outside of this region, you can contact us via the form below and we’ll do our best to refer you to one of our overseas contacts or partner organisations who can help.
Food Frontier works to drive healthier, more sustainable solutions to the world’s enormous (and in some regions, growing) appetite for meat. Insects are used by some as a protein supplement in products and meals, however to create better sausages, burgers and meatballs that are as delicious as the ones we’ve come to love, plant proteins and cell-culturing technology are currently the most effective tools available. This is why Food Frontier focuses on plant-based and cell-based meat.
In western countries like Australia and the USA, most people eat around 100kg of meat every year. That’s more than double the global average. The leading causes of death in these countries – like heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancers such as colorectal cancer – have all been linked to high levels of meat consumption in a large range of peer-reviewed studies.
Plant-based meats are typically lower in saturated fat than conventional meat but higher in fibre and contain no cholesterol. A study from the Netherlands looked at almost 6,000 people; and found that those who ate a high ratio of plant-derived protein to animal-derived protein were at lower risk of developing coronary heart disease later in life.
Meanwhile, cell-based meats can be nutritionally superior, by reducing the level of harmful saturated fats and cholesterol, while increasing those nutrients that our bodies need, like fats high in omega-3. It also means no faecal bacteria contamination or pathogens associated with conventional meat.
On average, plant-based meats like the Impossible Burger, require 95% less land, 74% less water and emits 87% fewer greenhouse gasses than conventional beef.
On average, cell-based beef requires 99% less land, 96% less water and emits 96% fewer greenhouse gasses than conventional beef.
In 2016, Mintel described the Australian market for alternatives to conventional meat, eggs and dairy as ‘mainstreaming’. Once considered a trend, more and more Australians are already reducing their consumption of conventional meat in favour of plant-based alternatives. A third of Australians aged 14 and over identify as either being vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian or reducing their meat consumption.
While cell-based meat is not widely available commercially, interest from both investors and consumers is strong. A recent survey found overall, 66% of people were willing to try cell-based, 53% were willing to eat cell-based meat as a replacement for conventional meat, and 46% were willing to buy it regularly.